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v. criss·crossed, criss·cross·ing, criss·cross·es
1. To mark with crossing lines.
2. To move back and forth through or over: crisscrossed the country on a speaking tour.
To move back and forth.
1. A mark or pattern made of crossing lines.
2. A state of being at conflicting or contrary purposes.
Crossing one another or marked by crossings.
In a manner or direction that crosses or is marked by crossings.
[Alteration of Middle English Cristcrosse, mark of a cross, short for Cristcross (me speed), may Christ's cross (give me success).]
1. to move or cause to move in a crosswise pattern
2. to mark with or consist of a pattern of crossing lines
(esp of a number of lines) crossing one another in different directions
3. a pattern made of crossing lines
4. (Games, other than specified) a US term for noughts and crosses
in a crosswise manner or pattern
1. to move back and forth over.
2. to mark with crossing lines.v.i.
3. to pass back and forth; be arranged in a crisscross pattern.adj.
4. Also, criss′crossed`. having many crossing lines, paths, or the like.n.
5. a crisscross mark, pattern, etc.adv.
6. in a crisscross manner; crosswise.
[1810–20; alter. of christcross figure of a cross]
Past participle: crisscrossed
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|Noun||1.||crisscross - a marking that consists of lines that cross each other|
marking - a pattern of marks
|Verb||1.||crisscross - cross in a pattern, often random|
|2.||crisscross - mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines; "wrinkles crisscrossed her face"|
line - mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
|3.||crisscross - mark with a pattern of crossing lines; "crisscross the sheet of paper"|
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
|Adj.||1.||crisscross - marked with crossing lines|
|Adv.||1.||crisscross - crossing one another in opposite directions|